Speed Keto is a way to speed up ketosis by utilizing a low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet with revolutionary fat-burning techniques to achieve the fastest weight loss results possible. Some of these Speed Keto techniques are used to get you back into ketosis in 24 hours.
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- Without further adieu, here are my top speed keto techniques.
- Exogenous ketones (BHB) and long term cardio-respiratory exercise.
- Fasting and resistance training can speed keto
- Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil, carnitine, and black coffee:
- Taking all three together will really speed up keto
- Prebiotic fiber and probiotics will speed keto by improving your digestion
- Go to bed early and take Forskolin on an empty stomach
- Detox and regenerate your mitochondria with Co-Enzyme Q10 and PQQ
- You can read more about liver health here
- Take Berberine and conduct long term fasting, then refeed with leucine and PQQ
- So how does long term fasting and Berberine speed up keto?
- Eat Macadamia nuts and take apple cider vinegar before and after a fast
- Eat for nutritional benefit, not taste to speed up keto
- Eating broccoli sprouts is a great speed keto technique
- Some of these speed keto tips are ideal for the 40 and older keto dieter
Speeding up keto (Speed Keto) is not something you have to pay for. There is a ton of Keto Diet Information for free on the internet.
Whether we’re just starting out on keto, or have been doing it for a while, we all want our fat loss to be as quick and easy as possible. Let’s face it, patience is not our strength.
We want it all and we want it now. These are advanced tips so beware, they might cause rapid fat burning.
“Synergy- The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.”Websters dictionary
The following speed keto tips might not be new, but when some of them are done together in a synergistic fashion, they can really speed up the ketosis process.
This fat loss synergism is also a great way to redouble your efforts and push through the dreaded weight-loss stall or Keto Plateau.
Let’s face it, the keto diet is immensely popular right now. So if you are going to do it, why not take steps to speed up the fat-burning ketogenesis?
Without further adieu, here are my top speed keto techniques.
Exogenous ketones (BHB) and long term cardio-respiratory exercise.
Here is a review of keto BHB exogenous ketones. Taking exogenous ketones (beta-hydroxybutyrate) before cardio on an empty stomach can prime the pump and almost instantly raise ketone levels in the blood.
You won’t be immediately burning your own fat until the exogenous BHBs are depleted, but you’ll be able to work out longer and harder and might recover faster.
Additionally, the exogenous ketones can help you get and stay fat adapted and reduce hunger.
“Ketones can be readily oxidized by the working muscle and exert a strong influence over glycolytic flux.
Therefore, mimicking the physiology of starvation during exercise (by raising circulating ketone concentrations) may alter the hierarchical preference of mitochondrial substrate selection.”Acute nutritional ketosis: implications for exercise performance and metabolism
Fasting and resistance training can speed keto
Working out in a fasted state has numerous benefits. First of all, resistance training fully empties the glycogen stores in your muscles. If you weren’t in ketosis before you started, you almost certainly will be when you are done. Secondly, resistance training and intermittent fasting have both been shown to stimulate the release of human growth hormone (HGH).
This study published in PubMed showed a 44% increase in human growth hormone (HGH) after progressive resistance training. Fasting is the best way to put you in a state of ketosis and speed up the fat-burning process.
In addition, this study on HGH showed a 24-hour fast raised HGH levels an average of 1,300 percent in women, and nearly 2,000 percent in men. Now imagine the HGH increase you could get when you fast and do resistance training together.
It’s never too late to lift weights (resistance training), in fact, the older you get the more important it becomes. This study I found on Pubmed titled: Resistance training for health and performance concludes these benefits:
- Reduces body fat
- Increases basal metabolic rate
- Decreases blood pressure and the cardiovascular demands to exercise
- Improves blood lipid profiles, glucose tolerance, and insulin sensitivity
- Increases muscle mass
- Relieves lower back pain
- Improves sleep
- Increases bone mineral density (1% to 3% increase)
Weight lifting will definitely help speed keto and these keto muscle building supplements might give you the boost you need to take your keto diet to the next level.
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil, carnitine, and black coffee:
Carnitine is an amino acid that helps shuttle fat into the mitochondria to be used as energy. Ingested together, they can give you quick energy and a sustained energy boost, while not causing any glucose or insulin increase.
Taking all three together will really speed up keto
Prebiotic fiber and probiotics will speed keto by improving your digestion
Many on the ketogenic diet struggle to eat enough vegetables to stay under their 20-30 gram daily carbohydrate requirement. Without a steady supply of prebiotic fiber and probiotic bacteria, general health can decline. Science is starting to emerge just how important it is to have healthy intestinal flora.
Not only is it vital for the immune system, but it’s the secret to regular bowel movements. Prebiotics feed the probiotics and both are needed to maintain the bacterial balance in the gut.
Eating fermented foods like Natto (fermented soybeans), Kimchi, drinking beet kvass and keto kefir (milk) as part of your keto diet plan can speed up keto. Adding prebiotics and probiotics can strengthen your immune system and improve your feeling of well being.
This study from the National Institute of Health shows that drinking kefir for eight weeks significantly improved β-cell function and insulin resistance.
It’s called the brain-gut axis and it’s an emerging area of nutritional science. Reference this article on The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis. The gut microbiota performs a critical role in the modulation of satiety signals (feeling full) and eating behaviors.
Go to bed early and take Forskolin on an empty stomach
Forskolin shows a lot of promise. This article titled “Forskolin for weight loss” shows that just 250 mg of Forskolin, two times per day for 12-weeks resulted in weight loss and increased testosterone production.
Taking 250 mg of Forskolin at night on an empty stomach and another 250 mg in the morning when you wake up could really speed keto.
Getting plenty of sleep is essential in lowering cortisol levels. “If your goal is to lose fat, skipping sleep is like poking sticks in your bicycle wheels,” said study director Plamen Penev, MD, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Penev’s study showed that lack of sleep reduced fat loss by 55 percent.
Going to bed on an empty stomach lowers insulin, and insulin stops the release of Human Growth Hormone.
HGH helps our bodies burn fat and preserve muscle and most of our HGH release occurs during the period of Stage 3 sleep. Stage 3 sleep occurs about an hour after you first fall asleep. It is estimated that as much as 75 percent of our daily HGH is released during that time.
So if you go to bed on an empty stomach, your insulin will be low and you will be in a more favorable position to get the maximum benefit of HGH.
Detox and regenerate your mitochondria with Co-Enzyme Q10 and PQQ
Co-Enzyme Q10 and PQQ are synergistic supplements that have shown to rejuvenate the mitochondria. Co-Enzyme is essential for ATP (energy) production via the mitochondrial, it scavenges free radicals and prevents oxidative damage.
Drugs such as statins and metformin have shown to deplete Co-Enzyme Q10. This study shows that Co-Enzyme Q10 improves liver function tests and helps lessen the severity of fatty liver disease.
An efficient liver is important to speed up keto because it’s the liver’s job to convert fat into ketones (ketogenesis). This study I found on Pubmed shows ketogenesis can reverse non-alcoholic reverse fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) Is an obscure sub-type of B vitamin and is found in dietary sources. Here is a list of keto diet-friendly foods that are high in PQQ.
- Natto (fermented soybeans
- Miso (bean paste)
- Broad bean
- Green pepper
- Green tea
- Oolong tea
- Tofu (bean curd)
In this study, PQQ supplementation resulted in significant decreases in inflammation as seen in the plasma C-reactive protein test. It also enhanced mitochondria-related functions.
The potential health benefits of PQQ are pretty amazing. PQQ can regenerate new mitochondria with its growth-promoting activity. It also has an anti-diabetic effect, anti-oxidative action, and neuroprotective function.
This very lengthy study demonstrated that oral administration of PQQ (20 mg per day) for two weeks improved impaired glucose tolerance in type 2 diabetics. PQQ clearly shows that it can be useful to improve insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics.
Improving insulin sensitivity is the key to the success of the ketogenic diet. The beauty of PQQ is dosed as low as 20 mg a day still produces health benefits.
Take Berberine and conduct long term fasting, then refeed with leucine and PQQ
Healing your body from the inside out can improve your overall metabolic efficiency. When you’re 25 years old you can burn fat and get into ketosis a lot faster than when you’re 55. It’s a pretty complicated biological process, but there are ways to roll back the clock and rejuvenate your cells.
Long term fasting initiates autophagy and is proven to increase healthspan and lifespan. When your body doesn’t sense food for an extended length of time it goes into a self-preservation mode and initiates autophagy. That’s how we regenerate and renew our bodies, the body actually starts eating itself (autophagy). Don’t worry though, it’s eating the old, damaged parts of our body first.
One of the things autophagy does is eat the “broken” mitochondria. The mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell and act like our cells digestive system. To speed up keto, the mitochondria have to be able to efficiently use ketones as energy.
When a plant is stressed they release molecules that can be used to mimic fasting in the human body by stimulating autophagy. That’s where Berberine comes in. Berberine is a powerful plant extract.
You can read this source for the actual scientific studies on how Berberine initiates autophagy.
So how does long term fasting and Berberine speed up keto?
You have to fast long enough to start autophagy and that can be difficult. There are a lot of variables involved, but a 32 to 48 hour water-only fast is thought to be an average estimate to initiate autophagy. 72 hours would probably be optimal. Berberine can speed up the process, however, so take berberine before, during, and after the fast.
After your long-term fast is over, take a protein supplement that’s high in the amino acid leucine and PQQ. This fasting and refeeding process will generate brand new, young, efficient mitochondria in a process called mitochondrial biogenesis.
With new (young) mitochondria, you’ll be able to speed up the keto process. Healing the body is an under-appreciated aspect of speed keto.
Eat Macadamia nuts and take apple cider vinegar before and after a fast
Macadamia nuts are a great keto-friendly nut to eat as the last meal right before you start a fast, and a perfect choice as the food to eat to end your fast. Macadamia nuts have more Palmitoleic acid than any other food. They have also been shown to improve insulin sensitivity. Additionally, mac nuts are the highest in fat, and the extra fat can help you achieve the state of ketosis.
The apple cider vinegar is also beneficial because it can help stimulate bile acids release, which helps you digest the fat. Additionally, apple cider vinegar has been shown to help improve insulin sensitivity.
Eat for nutritional benefit, not taste to speed up keto
The speed keto diet should include as many of the keto superfoods as possible. I will admit that the taste of some of these “superfoods” might not be that great.
For example, Natto isn’t the best tasting food in the world, but Natto’s nutritional benefits are nothing short of amazing.
We all want to speed up keto and have quick weight loss, but the ultimate goal should be lifelong good health. Eating keto superfoods and antioxidants can improve your chances of aging gracefully.
Eating broccoli sprouts is a great speed keto technique
Broccoli sprouts chopped up and heated up to 60C is a great way to get the most powerful antioxidant sulforaphane into your body. It tastes bitter and can even upset your stomach a little. The good news is the health benefits of sulforaphane are off the chart and the fiber and pungent taste will squash any appetite you might have.
I have conducted some tests and broccoli sprouts in water do not raise your blood sugar. This study shows sulforaphane actually reduces hepatic glucose production.
Some of these speed keto tips are ideal for the 40 and older keto dieter
Let’s face it, the older you get the harder it is to lose weight. People trying to lose weight on keto over 40 need all the help they can get.
If you are just starting out on the Keto Diet you might want to read this “Keto Explained” article before you try speed keto. Starting out slowly with traditional keto before you jump right into advanced speed keto techniques will help prevent the keto flu.
Read this article for a complete list of the best antioxidant supplements to support keto.